Roll Up For This Issue: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Covers Rolling Out

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Hip-Hop’s hypnotic duo Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are covering the latest issue of Rolling Out. The two recently released their collaborative film Mac And Devin Go To High School and accompanying album, which includes 13 songs. In the cover story, Snoop and Wiz talked about their mutual respect for each other, love for marijuana, greatest thing about Hip-Hop and much more. Below are some excerpts:

It’s not unusual for hip-hop fans to get excited when two top-notch rappers collaborate. What makes this connection special?
Snoop Dogg:

It’s organic. It’s not forced. No one called Wiz and told him to do it and no one called me and made me do it. We did it because we felt like it was the right thing to do. It was the fans who embraced it as something that we’re suppose to be doing. We both know [there’s] a natural connection.

There has to be a mutual respect to bring both of the camps together. How are you guys inspired by each other?
Wiz Khalifa: Snoop’s work ethic. He continues to always work. People always talk about rap legends and give them accolades. Snoop is still going and he’s the only artists still going hard. He keeps it like that. No one is making it happen for him or telling him to do that. It’s him doing that and staying consistent.
Snoop: I’m inspired by Wiz’s spirit. He makes everyone feel as if they are a part of his situation. He has the right mind to lead. He leads with precision. To know that you’re a leader, you have to give them something to follow. He takes his time with what he does. He had my entire house in love with him. My family was excited that we were working together from day one.

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You guys don’t hide your love for marijuana. What are your thoughts on the potential legalization of marijuana?
Snoop: We want it to be legal because it does a lot of good for people. It helps in different medical situations. Drugs such as alcohol and tobacco kill more people annually than marijuana has killed in 20 years. If we can legalize it, tax it, and sell it out of the front door instead of the back door, we could probably eliminate some of the problems that we’re having in America.

Do you believe that a lot of people who are caught with marijuana are given prison sentences that are too harsh?

Snoop: You have a lot of white celebrity females who have been caught with cocaine numerous times and they get a slap on the wrist. They’ll get 10 days in jail or rehabilitation. And cocaine is a controlled substance. It’s a drug that can speed your heart rate up. I sold cocaine for years, so I know the effects of it. You have someone who sells weed and they’ll get three or four years. … Some laws are made for blacks and some laws are made for white people.

What do you say to people who may believe that you are promoting its use?

Snoop: We push having a good time with ourselves and not pushing it on you. We celebrate marijuana because of the joy it brings us. Our relationship was us enjoying that first. Once we put one in the air, we could talk about anything.
Wiz: Some people take a little here and there. Whatever gets you by. We don’t encourage marijuana use for people to be doing what we’re doing. We celebrate it because of how it makes us feel.

What’s the greatest thing about hip-hop?
Wiz: Hip-hop is about making something out of nothing. I’m a regular kid who rode the bus and went to school. I don’t have any rich family members. I didn’t have any connection to the industry. Through my passion, I was able to take the most minimal of resources and build an empire. To be able to touch people across the world and have people who understand your struggle — it comes from the smallest things. You don’t have to be in the biggest studio. It’s usually what you do by yourself and with the least of things that makes it always workout. That’s the best thing about hip-hop.
Snoop: [The] greatest thing about hip-hop is that you can treat it like a plant and grow it. You can take a seed and put it in the ground and you can water it. It can have your flavor, your style, your demeanor, and your look. It can be catered to you. Whether people love or hate it, it’s alright. That’s what hip-hop does. It makes people uncomfortable. At the same time, it puts people in the right space when they do it the right way. It’s a seed that can grow, and it’s all yours.

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